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2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Passat

With sleek lines and overall refined styling, the Passat has the design chops to make you rethink what a family car should look like. All while still putting the "fun" in "functional."


Heated front and rear seats

Not only can you stay warm on chilly evenings, but now so can your passengers with available heated front and, on select trims, rear seats too.

Frameless, auto-dimming rearview mirror

Lessen the glaring lights from those traveling behind you. The available self-dimming rearview mirror handles that garish light by dimming when things get too bright.

Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control

Some like it cool. Others like it hot. With dual-zone climate control, you can make everyone happy.

Rear Interior

Wood and textured aluminum appearance interior trim

Available elegant wood-textured trim and refined aluminum appearance accents give the Passat interior an added boost of premium amenities.

Best-in-class rear legroom

Ensure family-size fun by providing more rear legroom than the competition. More comfort. More happy faces. You'll surely give it two legs up

Rear seat pass-through

We thought things through. Literally. The 60/40-split folding rear seats with pass-through can let you haul that pair of skis with minimal disruption of passengers in the back.


R-Line exterior

The available Passat R-Line trim steps up the bold and sporty attitude for even the most sophisticated drivers. With a sporty front end and rear bumper, 19" wheels, and performance design cues, you may notice an increase in double takes.

LED headlights - can you animate this like on the OEM site?

Available attractive, LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights help illuminate your drive as well as highlight your sense of style.

Hands-free Easy Open trunk

You don't need to lift a finger when you want to open the available hands-free Easy Open trunk on your Passat. With key in pocket, swipe your foot under the rear bumper to unlock and open the trunk.

Front Exterior

This is our version of a care package.

With seven stability-enhancing features, a rigid safety cage, and active safety features, it's easy to see what matters most to us. And to those who hand out the stars, since the 2017 Passat received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

Safety Cage

Front and rear crumple zones help absorb crash energy, while a rigid safety cage helps deflect it away from the driver and passengers. We've got you covered on all sides.

High-strength steel

Specially alloyed high-strength steel is used in certain exterior body panels tohelp enhance its sturdiness. Smart thinking down to the sheet metal.

Rear View Mirror

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Not every collision brings a car to stop. That's why our vehicles include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. It can help bring your car to a stop after a collision, helping reduce the chance of any additional impacts

Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)

In the event of a collision that deploys the airbags, the ICRS can turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the hazard lights. It helps react if you might not be able to.

Seven stability-enhancing systems

From Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), which helps maintain appropriate stopping power during a hard-braking situation, to Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which can adjust engine throttle and apply corrective forces to the wheels that need them most, there are in total seven stability-enhancing systems to help you maintain control of your vehicle.


With plenty of tech, like available Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect that offers access to your favorite compatible smartphone apps right on your car's dash, the Passat is sure to please everyone—even the kid in you.

VW Car-Net App-Connect

VW Car-Net App-Connect lets you use select apps from your compatible smartphone right on your touchscreen display.

Fender Premium Audio System

With 400 watts of power, every pulsating beat that pumps out of the available Fender Premium Audio System will get clear, concert-quality sound to make sure you can rock while you roll.

Blind Spot Monitor

Available proximity sensors can help detect if another vehicle is coming up from behind or alongside you. So when you're trekking forward, your VW can alert you if a car is in your blind spot.


VW Car-Net Guide & Inform

Enjoy a host of features like enhanced navigation with traffic, sports scores, weather information, and more. This is part of a SiriusXM Traffic 3-month trial subscription.

Rearview Camera

Rearview Camera System

Benefit from a wide lens when you need it most. It can help you see obstacles when backing up, a feature so helpful you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

Competitive Comparison

If you're looking to experience some family-style German engineering, then it's time for you to hop behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Passat. You'll get to enjoy a spacious interior, smooth handling and an impressive performance. Although there are several versatile sedans on the market to choose from, the Passat is the one that can give you the whole package. Let's take a look at how it compares to its competitors.

Passat Vs. Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is a great sedan option, but if you're looking for a spacious interior that accommodates the needs of your entire family, the Passat has more to offer. You can count on the Passat to provide a more impressive performance as well. Here's a closer look.

  • Passat has a maximum cargo volume of 15.9 cu. ft. while the Accord offers slightly less with 15.8 cu. ft.

  • Passat has more torque offered by its standard turbocharged engine, giving it a more powerful feel

Passat Vs. Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is another similar family-friendly sedan, but once again the Passat wins out when it comes to interior space and overall value. Similar to the Accord comparison, the Passat offers more torque as well. Here's how they compare.

  • Passat offers a total cargo capacity with seats in place of 15.9 cu. ft. compared to 15.4 cu. ft. offered by the Camry

  • Passat has an MSRP of $22,440 while the Camry has an MSRP of $23,905